The Health Secretary, his Labour shadow and the Chair of the UK Statistics Authority walk into a pub. They start discussing the NHS budget.
The Chair of the UK Statistics Authority Andrew Dilnot has today written to Labour Leader Ed Miliband over his claim in the Sun newspaper that in Europe "only crisis-hit Spain has higher numbers of young unemployed than the UK."
For some time now, at the entrance to one Surrey GP, patients have been confronted with the following notice:
"Why is it getting harder to get appointments?
"Judges rule CRB checks 'incompatible' with Human Rights Act"
Those were the words of BBC News at the end of last month after the Court of Appeal ruled that blanket criminal records checks were not compatible with the European Convention on Human Rights, following the successful appeal in two cases brought before the Court.
Last week Business Secretary Vince Cable hailed new figures which show that the number of people starting apprenticeships has doubled in two years.
Contrary to expectations, this year's UCAS applications are the third highest on record.
While international stories dominated the weekend front pages, the sums of money available to benefits claimants remained the hot domestic topic, and two Sunday papers added more fuel to the fire by claiming yesterday that "new figures" show that fraud in the welfare system has hit a record high.
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